About Us

The Fallen Stars are an Americana Rock band from Southern California that believes a good story can break your heart and a driving guitar riff can put it back together again, all in the space of a three minute song.

"Listen to the Fallen Stars' Americana, and you hear a great, rollicking band. But see them live, and it's the difference between Elvis in the studio and early 1970s Elvis, when he was starting shows with "Also Sprach Zarathustra," then owning crowds with just a sneer of the lip. Don't believe us? Catch them live and find out for yourself."
~OC Weekly Best Live Band 2015

Upcoming Shows

Upcoming Shows 2018:

April 21, 2018
Bogart's Coffee
Seal Beach, CA

April 26, 2018
DiPiazzas
Long Beach, CA

April 28, 2018
Tony's Original Deli
Anaheim, Ca

May 5, 2018
House Concert
Irvine, CA

May 18-20, 2018
Whedon-Con
Los Angeles, CA

June 3-August 31
Germany, Austria, Netherlands Tour

June 5, 2018
Freundlich+Kompetent
Hamburg, Germany

November, 2018
Australian Tour

 

 

awards

Best Live Band
OC Weekly Best Of 2015

Best Country/Americana Band
LA Music Critic Awards

Best Country/Americana Band
Best Live Acoustic Band
Orange County Music Awards Winner

Best Live Rock Band
Best Live Acoustic Band
SoCal Live Music Competition

Best USA
Toronto Independent Music Awards Nominee

Best Rock
Southern Australian Music Awards Nominee

"Top Ten Indie/Unsigned Release of the Year"
~Los Angeles Music Examiner

"Top Prospect of the Year"
~Music Connection Magazine

Other Stuff

Beyond all the rocking and rolling we try to give back and use the power of rock for good and change in this world. To that end we have partnered with a few charities that are doing amazing work all over the world. If you happen to find yourself looking for a place to donate to - please think of them.

Quilts for Empowerment

I have to admit that I didn't even know what obstetric fistula was before my aunt Mary Ann explained what a debilitating condition it was in developing nations. QFE is a non-profit that my aunt started up that helps women in Kenya with obstetric fistula. Teaches the women life skills and quilting - and they sell the quilts on their site. We have become a partner with Quilts through our benefit concert in Portland, OR and are just in awe of the work that they do.  Visit their website and you too could own a quilt made by women in Kenya.

Equality Now

We got involved with Equality Now through our Leaves on the Wind Music Project which is music inspired by the tv show Firefly. That show was written by Joss Whedon and they have screenings of the movie Serenity and raise money for EN, we have become a global sponsor of this great charity whose mission is to "achieve legal and systemic change that addresses violence and discrimination against women and girls around the world.

Harbor Homes

Bob & Hilary Keating are friends of mine in southern New Hampshire and they have been working with Harbor Homes for decades now to end homelessness in southern New Hampshire. How they maintain the stamina for this work is amazing to me but persevere.  There are currently NO homeless veterans in southern New Hampshire. We organize an annual concert in Milford, NH to support Harbor Homes. Our next event is Oct 13, 2018. 

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Newest Release


Bobbo's new "solo" album
"Two Sides To This Town" is out now!

Latest News

April 20, 2018 

As usual - lots going on!

Tracy and I spent tonight at the Akademia Awards Gala in Pasadena (I was nominated for 'Americana Artist of the Year' - didn't win) and had a great time dancing and meeting folks from all over. As Ray Wylie Hubbard says "The days I keep my gratitude higher than my expectations - I have good days".  

We've been working hard on our Firefly inspired music "Leaves on the Wind Music Project" and disc number 3 is very close to being done. We're hoping to have it done within the next…

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January 19, 2018 

Lots of stuff going on beyond just our shows. 

Friday night we'll be at a new place for us in Seal Beach and looking forward to that and next week I have a solo show at the Coach House opening for David Wilcox but the big news for us this week is that Tracy got laid off from her job of over 20 years. So if you felt like buying a cd or a download - now is a good time.* We're not going to play the sympathy card too much but if you know of a company that could use a Senior Learning and Performance…

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Dec 28, 2017 

Hey! 

It's been a helluva year. I guess that can be said most years but this year had more upheaval and change for us than usual. I'm still not done processing it all - Lots of good stuff and some that was less than good, I guess that's a subject for a new album. We'll get there.  It was nice having my solo album named in the top 15 albums of the year by NBT Radio in Germany - I like being on best of lists. 

Hope this holiday season has been fun filled for you as well. We have one last show before we say…

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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO US! 

Yep, Tracy and I have been married 20 years today!  

So that's a bit of a milestone. How do we celebrate? By playing a gig of course! See you tonight at Beatnik!

And in the meantime - dig this new article from the OC Weekly

September 12, 2017 

Hey Everybody! 

So it's been a little while. Sorry about that - Tracy and I have been on the east coast and now we're back west and moved into our new place in Anaheim* and getting used to the Disney fireworks every night at 9 pm. And having a new neighborhood means finding some new venues and keeping up with the old ones as well.** 

Oh! And the OC Weekly! I had an interview this week with the Weekly and it should be in Thursday's paper - so that's pretty cool. I'm becoming a regular interviewee type of…

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Welcome Browncoats!

Are you a fan of Firefly? Then you'll love our new music project, Leaves on the Wind! Our goal is to write a brand new original song based on each episode of the tv series Firefly, plus the feature film Serenity. Fifteen songs in all - just right for a trilogy of EPs! Keep an eye on our Browncoats page to follow our progress!
 
 Leaves on the Wind, Original songs inspired by Firefly

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